1. Bellator Signs Keri Anne Taylor-Melendez, Wife of UFC Star Gilbert Melendez

    Bellator MMA has signed Keri Anne Taylor-Melendez, the wife of UFC lightweight Gilbert Melendez . Bellator director of communications Danny Brener confirmed the news with Bleacher Report on Thursday afternoon...

    Jeremy Botter Written by Jeremy Botter about 7 months ago 15,246 reads 18 comments

  2. Gilbert Melendez Fails Drug Test Following UFC 188, Suspended 1 Year

    Yet another prominent mixed martial artist has been flagged for banned substances, as the UFC announced longtime lightweight contender Gilbert Melendez has failed a post-fight drug test following his UFC 188 bout with Eddie Alvarez...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 7 months ago 27,242 reads 116 comments

  3. Gilbert Melendez Blames High Altitude for Loss to Eddie Alvarez

    Cain Velasquez wasn’t the only victim of Mexico City’s high altitude at UFC 188 on June 13. Lightweight contender Gilbert Melendez claims being 7,382 feet above sea ...

    Jordy McElroy Written by Jordy McElroy about 8 months ago 5,850 reads 39 comments

  4. Gilbert Melendez Replaces Bobby Green, Faces Al Iaquinta at UFC Fight Night 71

    Gilbert Melendez apparently needs to get the taste of his loss to Eddie Alvarez at UFC 188 out of his mouth...

    Hunter Homistek Written by Hunter Homistek about 8 months ago 10,919 reads 49 comments

  5. Gilbert Melendez Faces Uphill (But Winnable) Battle After Cruel Split Decisions

    Nobody thought Gilbert Melendez would start his UFC career 1-3. The former Strikeforce lightweight champion had just been too good during a decade spent fighting elsewhere...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 months ago 9,559 reads 26 comments

  6. Once a Dream Fight, Melendez vs. Alvarez Still Worth the Price of Admission

    Eddie Alvarez and Gilbert Melendez both took the scenic route to the UFC. For better or worse, Alvarez and Melendez both spent the heart of their careers toiling in smaller organizations, ...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 months ago 5,293 reads 8 comments

  7. UFC 188: Keys to Victory for Velasquez, Werdum, Melendez and Alvarez

    Heavyweights Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum will throw their belts in the fire this Saturday at UFC 188 in hopes of capturing ultimate glory...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 8 months ago 180 reads 1 comments

  8. Gilbert Melendez: A Grudge Will Be Settled, a Dream Will Come True at UFC 188

    Mexico has a long, proud history of forging hard-nosed, aggressive prizefighters—those who show a refusal to take a back step once things go live...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 8 months ago 10,870 reads 29 comments

  9. UFC Pulls Out All the Stops to Attract Mexico's Fight-Happy Sports Fans

    Within the world of Mexican sports, boxing has long been one of the most important recreational functions to said community. Knowing that, the Ultimate Fighting Championship has long attempted to tap into that fanbase...

    Raphael Garcia Written by Raphael Garcia about 8 months ago 4,817 reads 20 comments

  10. UFC 188 Predictions: Can Cain Velasquez Finally Make a Splash in Mexico City?

    Calling a "do-over" never felt so good. Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum will finally meet to unify the heavyweight title on Saturday at UFC 188 in Mexico City...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 months ago 8,923 reads 45 comments

  11. Eddie Alvarez: 'I'm Going to Make Gilbert Melendez Pay for Wanting to Fight Me'

    Eddie Alvarez and Gilbert Melendez are set to handle their business at UFC 188 on Saturday night in Mexico City...

    Duane Finley Written by Duane Finley about 8 months ago 5,184 reads 30 comments

  12. UFC 188: Reasons to Watch Velasquez vs. Werdum Fight Card

    We're just a few days removed from the complete and utter—but ultimately welcomed—nonsense that was UFC Fight Night: Boetsch vs. Henderson...

    Kristian Ibarra Written by Kristian Ibarra about 8 months ago 4,110 reads 12 comments

  13. As UFC Says 'Save the Date,' Fighters Still Not Crazy in Love with Reebok Deal

    With about a month left before a rigid new outfitting deal between Reebok and the UFC chases third-party sponsors out of the Octagon, opposing sides in MMA ’s ongoing uniform debate no longer even seem to be having the same conversation...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 8 months ago 8,210 reads 23 comments

  14. Gilbert Melendez vs. Eddie Alvarez Announced as UFC 188 Co-Main Event

    The UFC's return to Mexico just got a boost, as the promotion announced that the co-main event will be a long-awaited lightweight fight between former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez and former Bellator champion Eddie Alvarez ...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 12 months ago 8,038 reads 88 comments